February 10, 2019

Better late than never!  Nancy Pelosi finally thought it was safe enough to let the President of the United States deliver the State of the Union address in the Capitol so he came and he delivered a stem-winder of a speech this week, 2nd only in length to Bill Clinton’s 2000 SOTU speech.  But except for the most virulent Trump-haters, like the Democrat women who all wore white for some reason that still makes no sense to me, most analysts gave him high marks for both content and the ever elusive “tone.”  The ladies in white must not be Southern ladies, as they would have known that proper ladies don’t wear white until Easter and only before Labor Day.  Plus had they been proper Southern ladies, they would have never been so rude as to refuse to stand for a 10 year old fighting cancer, or lines uttered by the President that we need to work together to make America great not for Republicans or Democrats, but for the American people.  In fact, had they been proper Southern ladies, they would have stood for the President in respect for his office, no matter how much they despised him.  And they would have said, “Bless his heart!” throughout the speech.  And you know what it means when a Southern woman starts or ends a sentence with “Bless your heart?”  It means you’re about to be gutted like a deer, but she will do it while smiling and serving you pecan pie and sweet tea.  The only thing that got them off their seats was when he actually cheered for them!  Yep.  They may not stand for a D-Day veteran, a Holocaust survivor, or a 10 year cancer survivor, but they will stand up for themselves.  In the speech, the President outlined a way forward to build the border wall to protect Americans.  To illustrate the need, he introduced families of those killed by illegals who wouldn’t have been in the country had we taken seriously the control of the border.  For me, one of the President’s most powerful moments was his full-throated defense of human life and his bold and unapologetic rebuke of the appalling practice of late-term abortion of full term babies and actually killing them after they are born.  NO President EVER has spoken with such moral clarity as did President Trump on the repugnant and savage notion of killing babies for convenience.  To their credit, there were some Democrats who actually applauded and even stood when the President was extolling that we have the lowest ever unemployment numbers for African-Americans, Hispanics and women.  But for the most part, the opposition party stayed stuck in their seats as if they had run out of Preparation H and it just hurt too much to stand and sit again.  And poor Bernie Sanders sat with such a scowl on his face that one wondered if he had gulped a mustard milkshake with pickle chunks just before the speech.  And of course, there sat Elizabeth Warren, who looked much more pale-faced than the American Indian she fraudulently claimed to be on her application for admittance to the Texas Bar.  That revelation reportedly has her re-thinking getting into the Presidential primary, but in a gracious show of kindness, President Trump has offered to have her lead the Bureau of Indian Affairs.  For his part, President Trump rose to the occasion and acted, well…Presidential…and offered more than an olive branch, but the entire olive tree.  Of course, if something doesn’t give in the next few days, we could be right back at another government shutdown, or the President could declare a national emergency, which the caravans are truly becoming, and build the wall to protect the American people even if the House Democrats had rather hide behind their comfortable walls and let YOU fend for yourself.  And one other thing—if you wondered why all those Democrat women dressed in white ske-daddled out of the House chamber even before the President left, it was because they all got a text saying that Penney’s White Sale had been extended for another week.


When I was Governor of Arkansas, all my staffers had a standing order to be respectful and courteous to everyone who came to our offices.  It didn’t matter if their grammar wasn’t perfect or they wore dirty clothes that they had to sweat through to make a living.  They were all our bosses, and we must never forget that we worked for them, not the other way around.

It sounds as if the new Democratic Governor of New Mexico, Michelle Lujan Griffin, could stand to hear that message.  This week, she announced that she is reversing her Republican predecessor’s order to put National Guard troops on the border to help local residents cope with rampant illegal immigration and drug criminals.  Out of 118 troops still there, she will leave only 12 “to assist with humanitarian needs” of illegal entrants.

The move is in defiance of President Trump’s description of the border situation as a crisis and his (fortunately timed for her border-dwelling constituents) decision to order 3,750 more troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to put up barbed wire and provide support for border agents.  Is defying Trump really more important than protecting New Mexico citizens’ safety?

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Apparently so.  In a statement, Gov. Lujan Grisham said, “I recognize and appreciate the legitimate concerns of residents and officials in southwestern New Mexico, particularly Hidalgo County, who have asked for our assistance, as migrants and asylum-seekers continue to appear at their doorstep.”  But in a dig at Trump, she said, “New Mexico will not take part in the President’s charade of border fear-mongering by misusing our diligent National Guard troops.”  (Sending National Guard troops to protect citizens in danger is not a "misuse" of those troops, it's precisely the proper use of them.) 

Instead, according to her Facebook page, at least, she’s devoting her time to more urgent things, such as declaring February 1 “American Indian Day” and using an executive order to make the state join the U.S. Climate Alliance. 

If you want to do what the Governor apparently won’t and find out what people who live along her state's border say they are dealing with, here’s an article by a reporter who actually listened to them.  One said this, but I doubt the Governor will like hearing it:

“I was not a big Trump fan, but for the first time in 20 years or so we felt like someone actually heard us down here at the border.”


The following is excerpted from an email sent by Roger Stone’s wife Nydia on behalf of the Roger Stone Legal Defense Fund. Though I am not personally involved with raising money for that fund, I decided to share a portion of her letter not directly related to their financial situation because it gives such a powerful perspective on what it’s like for an innocent person to be caught up in a “home invasion”-style raid...



By now, I'm sure you have heard about the terrifying pre-dawn raid on the house in Ft. Lauderdale where I live with my husband, Roger Stone. 

A little before 6 a.m., 29 assault-weapon-wielding FBI agents in full tactical gear and wearing night vision goggles surrounded our home. Because I am hearing-impaired and I was sleeping, I did not hear the commotion when an FBI agent pounded on the door demanding my husband open it, and I did not know he had been handcuffed and taken into custody.

I woke up only when two FBI agents burst into our bedroom and demanded that I get out of bed at gunpoint. I was marched out to the street in front of our house wearing only a night gown and in bare feet. I was instructed to stand next to my husband, who was handcuffed and also barefooted. I am not charged with any crime. 

This has to be the most terrifying thing I have ever experienced as FBI agents swarmed into our home after announcing they had a search warrant. 

My husband has no previous criminal record, not even a speeding ticket. He is charged and pled not guilty to seven non-violent process crimes. We do not own a gun, and my husband's passport had actually expired. The idea that he is a danger to anyone or a flight risk was disproved hours later when a federal magistrate released him on a surety bond.

The FBI used 29 agents [and] 17 vehicles, including 2 armored vehicles, a helicopter, and 2 amphibious units because our rented home backs onto a canal. Every agent was carrying an AK-47 as well as a sidearm. This is a much larger force than [was] used to capture and kill bin Laden or arrest El Chapo. It must have cost U.S. taxpayers a half a million dollars. 

Even more humiliating, for some odd reason a CNN camera crew had arrived at our home only 50 minutes before the FBI strike force and was allowed to film the assault on our home and my husband's arrest. If my husband was considered "dangerous," why was a CNN film crew in position 10 yards from our front door? How convenient that the CNN producer at our home is a former special assistant to FBI director James Comey! 

My parents came from Cuba. I can understand how these kinds of police state tactics can happen in a communist country, but it is hard to believe that the FBI Director and acting Attorney General would allow this kind of brutal assault on a U.S. citizen with no prior criminal record and charged only with non-violent process crimes here in the United States. 

After the FBI took my husband away, I was allowed to dress under the supervision of a woman FBI agent, who even had to watch me while I used the bathroom. I was not allowed to touch my cell phone even though I could see that my children and grandchildren were calling to see if I was all right. FBI agents tore through every square inch of our home and removed my husband’s computers and iPads. They also took my computer, which means they got many beautiful pictures of my grandchildren.

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I wasn't allowed to turn on the television, so I did not see the angry and hateful mob that gathered outside the federal courthouse in Ft. Lauderdale, where I later learned that my husband was placed in hand and foot shackles and held in a holding cell after being fingerprinted and having his mug shot photos taken. The FBI spent seven hours tearing through our house, as well as raiding a storage facility nearby, where they also took a computer and went through financial records that are at least 15 years old. 

Although you would never know it from the fake news media, my not charged with Russian collusion, Wikileaks collaboration or any other crime associated with the 2016 election...Now we are facing a $2 million cost for lawyers In order to fight the bogus charges against my husband, who at 66 years old is facing a potential 45-year prison sentence for crimes he did not commit. 

Every day brings death threats [and] late-night anonymous phone calls threatening to kill us, and it's gotten so I can't even go to the grocery store without somebody screaming at me and accusing us of being Russian spys –- which is funny because my parents fled Cuba and the brutal regime of Fidel Castro while my husband's family members were mowed down by Russian tanks in Budapest in 1956.



There’s little to add to Mrs. Stone’s letter; it speaks for itself. I do particularly like her point that if her husband is so dangerous that he requires a SWAT team to take him into custody, it’s odd that CNN was allowed to be up so close with their cameras. I also appreciate her very appropriate reference to Cuba.

This kind of thing is not supposed to happen in America, but it obviously does, at least to people on the wrong political side of those running the show. In this case the result could have been tragic. If it’s true that Mrs. Stone could not hear instructions spoken by the armed agents, she might have acted in self-defense and ended up dead. Whoever signed off on this raid should be held accountable for prosecutorial misconduct.

On Friday night, Tucker Carlson showed home security video from Roger Stone’s house covering multiple angles of the pre-dawn raid. It shows CNN arriving around 5AM, about an hour before the FBI agents show up. The CNN cameraman immediately sets up his tripod, obviously expecting something, and gets back in his vehicle to wait for FBI agents to arrive.

When agents pull up, the CNN cameraman jumps out of his car, camera on his shoulder.  He’s not far from the action, only about 40 feet away. The agents surrounding the home can be seen as heavily armed, carrying assault weapons and sidearms and wearing anti-ballistic armor. They’re using red-dot sights and tactical flashlights. They look ready to fire. One has a battering ram.

A camera at the back of the house captures one of the boats referred to by Mrs. Stone. It carries at least two agents, who shine a floodlight into the home.

It’s like something out of a movie. From the look of this, you’d think Stone was a drug lord, or maybe a serial killer.

We’re being told that all this was “by the book.” I don’t accept that. If such action against a non-violent 66-year-old man with absolutely no record of prior offenses can be considered business as usual by the FBI, then we are no longer in the America we used to know.





Yet another reason why we should find better uses of US taxpayer money than supporting the U.N.: It can’t even hold a Holocaust remembrance event without insulting Israel.



You might have noticed that I have no qualms about referring to people on the far left, such as Elizabeth Warren and, so far, every announced Democratic Presidential candidate, as "far-left.  This is because I have a very non-PC habit of being honest. You might also have noticed that the mainstream media is filled with descriptions of various conservative figures and groups as being "far-right" or "extreme right," while there apparently are no "far-left" or "extreme left" people or organizations.  Wearing a MAGA cap makes you a rightwing extremist, but putting on a black Antifa hood and bashing someone whose views you dislike in the head with a bicycle chain means you're just a public-spirited liberal, I guess.

At the link, Robert Stacy McCain of the American Spectator takes a closer look at the media's strange perception problem, in which moderate conservatives appear to be on the "far-right" and far-left extremists appear to be in the center.



Okay, everyone who predicted that there might eventually be privacy problems with taking a sample of your DNA and mailing it off to a lab to analyze and store in their records, give yourselves a pat on the back.



Meme of the Day: Two pictures that are worth more than a thousand words to describe how far the moral standards of New York’s abortion-embracing leaders have sunk over the past half-century or so.


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  • Clara Herrin

    03/31/2019 07:24 AM

    There's one other aspect of DNA testing that bothers me. People who have been born in this country will begin to think of themselves as someone who is from another country, not America. I heard a statement very close to that concept in an ad. The woman who purportedly was an American did her research via her DNA testing kit and discovered she had relations who were from another country. She seemed very proud of that fact and had even dressed herself in the garb of that foreign country. My take-away from this ad was that she now regards herself as a citizen of that foreign nation. My ancestors immigrated to this country 400 years ago, but I regard myself as an American...and will always be an American...and am proud of it. I do not plan to ever use a DNA testing kit. I know what my heritage is...and that's good enough for me.

  • Ronald Gustine

    02/11/2019 02:17 PM

    Just in case you don't know about cows in Holland. They were locked up in barns back before 2009. My son was on a business trip to Holland in 2009 and he wondered were were all the cows as he traveled through the country. He ask one of the men from Holland about what happened to all the cows? The answer, the cows were locked up in the barns so all the gas discharged fro either end of the cows could be collected and used some way and not hurt the environment. I don't know if the cows have been let out into the sunshine yet.

  • Claire Crowley

    02/11/2019 01:55 PM

    Thank you, Mr. Huckabee, for taking the time to write your news letter.
    My heart aches to read that babies being murder. Vengeance is mine saith the Lord I will repay.
    The disgusting way the FBI treated the Roger Stone family. Especially the stupid CNN cameras. I am 87 and have never in my lifetime have I seem such corruption. News isn't news anymore it just seems like violence of hate.
    I never watch CNN. When we do switch over from Fox News all I hear are lies.
    Claire Crowley

  • Helen Sustachek

    02/11/2019 01:06 PM

    Dear Mike, I loved all your comments today. The one about the women in white: yes, why did they wear white? Nurses wear white, who else? Then about the search of a Veteran. There were so many comments saying he was only doing his job. Oh, just like in Nazi Germany, they were only doing their job. My sister-in-law went to a hospital. She is 90 years old. The intake person asked her all about her sex having to check off all the variations of her possible sex. The intake person said she was only doing her job. I am sick and tired of people harassing Americans with, "I'm only doing my job." It is not only stupid, it should be a crime and must stop.

  • Alan P Gross

    02/11/2019 12:09 PM

    What is taking placing in our beloved United States a appalling. As a nation we are sliding down the slippery slope of wickedness as we have replaced the authority of God with the authority of depraved humanity.

  • Tommie Houser

    02/11/2019 11:58 AM

    It was recently reported that there have been discovered about 100,000
    Illegals on the Florida voting rolls. This should serve as yet another evidence
    that our Country ,is under attack and imploding from within.
    The left wing arm of Corrupt Democrats and “two teir Justice System”,
    And The Media is other evidences, that the 2020 Election will not be fair, but STOLEN . America , Justice , Legal Citizens , The Unborn and “EVEN The Born” ;
    Need a lot of Prayers , if we are actually not going to become Venezuela!!
    In many ways we already have !

  • Catherine Jones

    02/11/2019 09:45 AM

    I am ashamed to say that as far as our FBI is concerned we have turned into a Communist Country. What was done to Mr Roger Stone and his wife speaks the danger to all of us when we have a rogue agency! CNN needs to answer for their part in this travesty of justice. The leader of this raid on the Stone’s home needs to be arrested. WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO OUR COUNTRY ? ????

  • Sam Nigro

    02/11/2019 09:43 AM

    JOURNALISM LAW VICTIMIZATION:--only female victims count
    by Samuel A. Nigro, MD, retired psychiatrist, ad hominem pamphleteer
    copyright c 2018

    "Over 300 men have been released because of DNA clearance after accumulating over 6000 years (at least 20 years apiece) of unjust imprisonment thru 2014. Not released were another 11 men already executed. Another 149 were freed in 2015 for false imprisonment averaging 14 years in jail. Another 14 had already been executed! Eighty centuries of accumulated unjust imprisonment and twenty five murdered by the law. And nothing happens to those responsible. And we are supposed to "respect the law"? AND THE PRESS IGNORES IT...and we hear nothing about the contemptible judges, contemptible prosecutors, contemptible investigators, all worse than any other published reports about sex assaults and rapes. Four hundred and forty nine men unjustly imprisoned for over fourteen years of their young lives, and twenty five were executed innocents."---That has been my
    complaint for about five years and the press continues to look
    the other way, which makes the press as guilty as the
    contemptible law--" journalism law victimization.

    But suddenly, a glimpse of press freedom and truth: "The Last Victim", National Review, September 10, 2018 and "Fighting", Sports Illustrated, September 10, 2018. I got the results of some of my pamphleteering at the same time.

    "The Last Victim", by Rael Jean Isaac, which is the story of Frank Fuster, innocent of sexually abusing children but imprisoned for over thirty years has his first parole hearing scheduled for "March 2134" (no misprint)! "He is the last person charged in the mass sex-abuse-in-day-care scares that made headlines from the 1980s to the mid '90s to remain in prison." Five pages follow detailing our current law still using the processes of the Salem witch trials of the 1690s to convict and punish alleged perpetrators of care-giving child abuse; Suggestibility Diseases multiply as press & media power promotes and protects themselves by turning blind eyes on the law in a law-press collusion to not care about truth or justice; and all fabrications are supported by press created social public hysteria and a broad sham therapy induced epidemic of "repressed memories" confabulating incest, molestations, and mental abuse including Satanic rituals (Although the latter now are accepted and allowed by malicious atheists eager to kill the religion of a Loving God even though billions have been comforted and helped over thousands of years). "The modern victims of public hysteria and judicial misconduct have gone down the memory hole." I would emphasize that the "public hysteria" is press self-enrichment by self-deluded, unprincipled, unethical, self-righteous, arrogant, advertising/suggestibility colluding with law worship. I would also emphasize that the "judicial misconduct" is "law worship" wherein the minigods (judges), prosecutors, investigators, lawyers, and most government employees are fascist enslavers of the people by administrative chains and bureaucratic whips, worse than King George III. Only today, those in government play a zealous game of who has the most legalisms and who can bully better with them, consistent with a Great Course on the Origins of Evil taught decades ago: "The law does not care about truth or justice, but about legalisms." "Contempt" is the only word for the law, which is proven again and again whenever any cogent criticisms of the law are suicidally dismissed as "contempt."

    "Fighting" by Jeremy Fuchs, special reporting by Lauren Green, describes the decade long sexual abuse of women taekwondo athletes by their coaches. Deplorable, but worse is the disturbing "acquiescence" of the victims. This is no "public hysteria" or law worship. This is a documentation of "haremfeminism", sex education ala' Planned Parenthood, "abortionismo," and the take-over of our country by the liberal culture of masturbation (since 1957 when Masters and Johnson taught women to be like men about sex) imposed by dirty old men, genital maniacs, haremfeminists, and anti-Founder editor-dictators of the press&media. The sex revolution is a disaster and florid pollution consistent with "unnatural deeds do breed unnatural troubles" (Macbeth)-- another way of saying that "freedom is not free" especially when "genuine freedom is the right to do what is true, one, good and beautiful." Freedom is not the right to do whatever you feel like doing...even if you are a journalist. Basically, unnatural sex makes people crazy as Freud said. That is what it has done to the "free press" part of the First Amendment, who have done it to the culture of the Founders by technological advances which, had Founders anticipated and known, would have resulted in the exclusion of the press from the First Amendment because the Founders knew how suggestibility-power corrupts every politician, every editor, every journalist, and every unprincipled person acquiring power.

    Machiavelli observed and warned that those who criticize those in power will be destroyed by those in power. It happened to me. It happened to Dinesh D'Souza. It happens with every government everywhere included the contemporary United States. Rael Jean Isaacs, Jeremy Fuchs, and Lauren Green should be careful. Entrapment is coming your way--warn your colleagues. And, as an afterthought, the Catholic Church is the least of the problems (The failure of the press to expose the outrageous murder of thousands of Catholics and their communities in the Middle East is worse than Urban Meyer, Mark Cuban, et al).

  • Willa Luthi

    02/11/2019 08:45 AM

    Those women all wore white for a reason. They all believe in murdering innocent womb babies. From all that I have visited with it was a sign that they are destined for "HELL" one day.

  • Steven Lechtenberg

    02/11/2019 08:28 AM

    Another good commentary Governor. I have a question for you, nobody else seems interested in this question, how does a mediocre bartender go from bartending to Congress. Everyone makes fun of her, which she deserves, but more importantly who is behind her, backing her?? She is just the messenger, a distraction from the real agenda that her backers are after. How did she become the new face of the democratic party, are the Democrats backing her or the ulterior motive behind her green new deal. How come nobody is digging into her backers. You don't go from nowhere to somewhere without the money and backing that is required. As long as everyone focuses on her the real damage is being done out of sight

  • Emily Yeatts

    02/11/2019 08:02 AM

    Why is Robert Mueller the most powerful man in us he is unelected and yet has the power to order anything he goes unchecked by anyone and has more authority than the president he spends our tax dollars unchecked and refuses to give an account I.e. like asking for president tax returns or the raid on president personal lawyer or the pre dawn raid on stone they did not offer that much fire power for Ben laden just saying is this to continue until 2020 or is the next investigation going to be by schiff

  • Carol Fraser

    02/11/2019 07:51 AM

    How do we get our country back? You know, the one where athletes stand for the flag, people don't kill babies already born, folks agree to politely disagree, conservative people can sleep through the night without worrying about the FBI crshing through their doors, and I could go on and on. God sends us earthquakes, floods, and one is connecting the dots. I miss my country even though I live in it.


    02/11/2019 06:36 AM

    I remember with shame and disappointment the statement from Cardinal Dolan. A. Cuomo has given in to the evil dissenters of the tenets of our Religion and those of the Catholic Church to say nothing of our Constitution which protects LIFE , Liberty and the PURSUIT of happiness. to whine that it would only give fodder to our enemies if he is denied Communion at the alter of Christ is not only insulting but is disgraceful. I am truly saddened by this attitude and declaration. They are both in need of much sincere prayer.

  • Amelia Little

    02/11/2019 06:00 AM

    I can't remember the name of the town where President Trump was going to be regarding border security, where the people (those interviewed, one or two) maintain they don't NEED to be inconvenienced by the wall near there town being upgraded, repaired, whatever. Why, their town was always one of the safest places to live, and they have no problems currently. One person explained that, since the barrier constructed there, there is mostly only the legal passing into (and returning home) of people across the border. The person said that all the illegals have moved on down the border to cross, so they see no need for a barrier. Uhm...they don't seem to realize they made the point about walls being effective, and if they are so safe (but, of course, not because of a barrier) why should they begrudge other border towns, and all citizens by continued construction of barriers.

    As for the NM governor, shame on her. Although she is acting like moonbeam governor of CA when it comes to the safety of American citizens. Gosh, who cares about safety, affordability of living. It would seem the citizens of NM would rise up and demand she reverse her decisions or get out of office. (Does she get to just make these decisions on her own, or are the NM state representatives at the statehouse complicit in these decisions?)

    I read that now cnn is being criticized by liberals for having the Starbucks guy on for an interview, because he doesn't express the same opinions as all the socialists who are planning to run for the Presidency. Gosh, cnn actually making an effort to rise above the fake news, maybe attempting to return to actual news and journalism, and the left just has a cow. Maybe they think all msm outlets should follow in the footsteps of the fellow who declared there will be no anti-climate control people on his show. So there should be only people on msm shows who follow the leftist/socialist agenda?

  • Martin Pedersen

    02/11/2019 05:39 AM

    An almost non-political question: What are chances of the repealing of the 1954 restrictions concerning 501c3 compliance by churches so that the churches won't have to answer to the Government, but only to God, yet still get tax exemptions for the members' contributions as was the situation in the early 1900s?

  • Edgar T Tucker

    02/11/2019 05:37 AM

    Dick Morris has a pretty unique way for the president to build the wall because the law allowing it has already been passed.

  • J Howard Markley

    02/11/2019 03:45 AM

  • Edward Vanover

    02/11/2019 02:29 AM

    My wife and I left the Anglican (Episcopalian) Church decades ago when it began to ignore Scripture in the pulpit and inject liberal progressive ideas instead. It was at that time that it also elevated a practicing homosexual to a bishopric. When the "church" starts ignoring what it was formed to be, and it's leaders and followers ignore the Bible and it's teachings, it is incumbent on parishioners to leave it. One doesn't have to be "Catholic" to believe in, and follow, Him.
    Which leaves me totally in wonder as to why the Catholic church, at least those sections of it in New York, Virginia, and all the other states who've passed unrestricted death warrants on the unborn, still has members.
    I can only surmise that they aren't actually Catholics themselves.

  • donald williams

    02/11/2019 01:32 AM

    I read where nasa is sending people too the moon too stay, I recommend Alexandria ocasio-cortez , Nancy big mouth, big do nothing chuck too be the first ones on their list.

  • Anne Turner

    02/11/2019 01:30 AM

    Did seem a bit over the top but I have actually found the TSA in our country to be polite helpful. Not true of overseas agents in a number of places. The problem is not withe individual doing the search but with the direction the agents were given as to their protocals. Yes, folks like this should have some kind of a card giving the a pass. One time, in my seventies, I was by a French agent to remove my cardigan sweater which is designed be worn like blouse. I tried to tell him than I could not because I only had underwear under it. I finally had to raise the sweater and demonstrate for all to see. I was not embarrassed, he was. Another time I was politely questioned why .i didn’t remove my shoes, I am over 75. She said oh you just don’t look your age. Hey, made my day.

  • Anne Turner

    02/11/2019 01:29 AM

    Did seem a bit over the top but I have actually found the TSA in our country to be polite helpful. Not true of overseas agents in a number of places. The problem is not withe individual doing the search but with the direction the agents were given as to their protocals. Yes, folks like this should have some kind of a card giving the a pass. One time, in my seventies, I was by a French agent to remove my cardigan sweater which is designed be worn like blouse. I tried to tell him than I could not because I only had underwear under it. I finally had to raise the sweater and demonstrate for all to see. I was not embarrassed, he was. Another time I was politely questioned why .i didn’t remove my shoes, I am over 75. She said oh you just don’t look your age. Hey, made my day.

  • Laura Ainsworth

    02/11/2019 01:13 AM

    Hadn't seen the TSA search of the triple amputee veteran till now. So disrespectful and painful to watch. In fact, this is so disturbing on so many levels, it's hard even to breathe. The way of life we used to take for granted in America has been changing for some time, but it seems we're finally reaching a breaking point. (This, the "Green Deal" and the Roger Stone "home invasion" video are a triple-whammy that sure did it for me.) Americans had better stand up by the millions and reject this overreach, or what we are seeing now will be just a preview of coming attractions.

  • Michele Miller

    02/10/2019 10:48 PM

    Super newsletter!
    Regarding the Stone raid -- this is unbefitting and should never have happened. Regarding the Mueller investigation in its entirety -- it reminds me of the stories from the World War II era. No evidence of crime, but they will needle, pick, and interrogate repeatedly until there's something they've engineered that they can prosecute or imprison on. Ruining lives by weaponizing government against the very people they exist to serve. This is not the way we are supposed to do things here. It needs to stop and the people that have been adversely effected should be restored.
    With regard to the veteran being searched by TSA: the search is not the type of cursory search that is done during a routine check through airport security. The search was enhanced, like that done on someone being arrested. It was very thorough and quite lengthy. Inappropriate.
    The DNA information being released -- people need to wise up and control their information and permissions. The scary thing is, as you brought to our attention, someone else may post ones information. I think that law enforcement should be able to access public fingerprint data (such as they already do with state Department of Motor Vehicles records), and I wouldn't have a problem with law enforcement agencies submitting the DNA samples they have and seeing if the companies have matches, but for these companies to hand over all of their data is not what most people would have in mind reading the permission and disclosure agreement with the companies. I think most people would think that only in the situation where they or a family member are suspected of a crime would their data be released to law enforcement. So, the companies may have a disclosure statement, but if they are not being completely transparent regarding the disclosure of their data, then people cannot make an informed decision, and no permission has truly been given.
    Regarding the SOTU address, I absolutely agree that President Trump did a great job of bringing the abortion issue to the forefront. I've never heard a pro-life President be as forthright about their views on abortion. Love how he wove a message about our values and the beauty of life throughout his message and this created the setting for his statements about abortion. Such an artful and memorable contrast.
    I also love that President Trump specifically confronted the socialist hopes of some present at the SOTU head-on -- with all the world watching. No dancing around the issue. America is not, nor will America ever be, a socialist nation. LOVE how he reiterated that we are born free and will remain free.
    I am growing to absolutely love having this true-blue New Yorker for a President. He's true to his convictions and says it like it is. He doesn't apologize for his views, and endeavors to be a decent and stand-up guy. Could there be greater tact (usually in the tweets) at times? Sure, and I still think it would be best if he let his staff do the bragging on his and the Administration's accomplishments. Leave it to staffers and department heads to get actual data out there. In fact, I think they should start putting the Census data that's gathered every month to use by sharing facts with the American people.
    God knows that if people only get their news from most of the networks, newsstand publications, and internet feeds, as well as social media, that it will be skewed and biased to the degree that they would be hard-pressed to have any reason or shred of evidence for thinking that there is anything good about our President, much good about our country, or good news about our economy and international relations. I'd love the President, and especially his Administration, to not just share the facts, but educate Americans on how to find actual facts and figures, as well as provide lessons on critical thinking, logic, and how to identify bias and manipulation.
    Thanks again, and God bless and keep you and your family.

  • Donna Churchikk

    02/10/2019 10:32 PM

    I am still so outraged about what happened to Roger Stone! How and why can these things continue to happen in the United States of America? What is being done to stop this kind of behavior? I just don't understand how people continue to get away with this!! I am just beyond words!

  • Charles Nicholson

    02/10/2019 10:29 PM

    Throw the books at them* not just “prosecutorial misconduct”! *Those responsible for the RAID on Roger Stones home
    Another of Mueller’s heavy handed tactics?